FanDuel Week 8 Fantasy Lineup: Odell Beckham Jr., Greg Olsen Among Best Picks

by NESN Staff

October 28, 2015

Time is running out to set your lineups on daily fantasy sports sites such as FanDuel.

Four teams, including the undefeated Denver Broncos and Cincinnati Bengals, are coming off bye weeks, which will increase the pool of quality fantasy players to choose from.

We’ve selected our optimal FanDuel lineup for Week 8. Check it out below.

Quarterback: Ryan Fitzpatrick, New York Jets ($7,400)
Fitzpatrick might not seem like a popular pick for DFS, but he’s played pretty well for the Jets. He gave New York a chance to win against the undefeated New England Patriots last week with 295 passing yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions. Fitzpatrick should have another strong game in Week 8 against an Oakland Raiders defense that gives up the most pass yards per game (304).

Running Backs: Chris Johnson, Arizona Cardinals ($7,300); Justin Forsett, Baltimore Ravens ($6,900)
Johnson has enjoyed a bounce-back campaign for the Cardinals and has a fantastic matchup versus a Cleveland Browns defense giving up the most rush yards (1,057) overall and the most rush yards per game (151). St. Louis Rams rookie Todd Gurley ran for 128 yards and two touchdowns against the Browns in Week 7, and there’s no reason Johnson can’t give a similar performance on Sunday.

Forsett also is playing a weak run defense. The San Diego Chargers allow 131.1 rush yards per game, the second-most in the league. This is a good opportunity for Forsett to get on track after failing to reach the 70-yard mark in five of seven games this season.

Wide Receivers: Odell Beckham Jr., New York Giants ($8,700); John Brown, Arizona Cardinals ($6,700); Willie Snead, New Orleans Saints ($5,800)
Beckham Jr. is playing a New Orleans Saints defense allowing the sixth-most passing yards and the third-most passing touchdowns this season. The Saints also don’t have an elite cornerback to shut him down.

Brown has tallied at least four receptions and 65 receiving yards in each of the last four games. He also has found the end zone in two of the last three games. Brown is a good value play versus a horrible Browns defense.

Snead had a disappointing Week 7, but he’s still averaging more than six targets per game and plays a Giants defense in Week 8 that’s allowed the most pass yards in the league.

Tight End: Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers ($6,400)
If you’re not picking Rob Gronkowski, the next best choice at this position is Olsen. He’s the No. 1 pass-catcher in the Panthers passing attack with an average of 8.33 targets per game. Olsen also has three touchdown receptions and an average of 16.3 yards per catch.

Kicker: Connor Barth, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Barth leads all kickers with 13.5 FanDuel fantasy points per week.

Defense: Tennessee Titans ($4,500)
The Titans have allowed the second-fewest pass yards in the league and held the high-powered Atlanta Falcons offense to just 10 points in Week 7. Tennessee is a good value pick for Week 8, and choosing them would allow you to spend more money on the skilled positions.

Thumbnail photo via Robert Deutsch/USA TODAY Sports Images

Thumbnail photo via Odell Beckham Jr.

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